[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] mpeg4videodec: silence "Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected" warning

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 21:48:32 CEST 2013

On 8/29/13, wm4 <nfxjfg at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:31:54 +0200
> Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org> wrote:
>> Le duodi 12 fructidor, an CCXXI, wm4 a ecrit :
>> > Seeking (resetting the decoder) causes the warning to be printed again.
>> > Disabling warnings is not an option, because warnings are supposed to
>> > signal that something might be wrong.
>> So it is printed once after each seek. How is that a problem?
>> It informs about a problem that can have practical consequences (try
>> playing
>> this kind of files with a limited CPU) and can be fixed (although not with
>> ffmpeg for now). That is exactly what a warning is made for. Simply
>> removing
>> it would be idiotic.
> The warning is completely meaningless and confusing.

Perhaps warning can be printed only if error recognition is set to
some reasonable value?

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